“Boiled Alive Cat” Prepared, Served In Guangzhou Restaurants

A stew in Guangzhou, China with cat meat.

A stew in Guangzhou, China with cat meat.

From Tiexue & Mop:

Shocking, the entire process of how Guangzhou restaurants make boiled alive cat

[Warning: Pictures may be graphic.]

Cat traders with caged cats in China.

Cat restaurants hidden on the outskirts of town, “boiled alive cat” attract people’s attention

Cat meat 10 yuan/500g, cat brain 30 yuan/500g, cat intestines 50 yuan/500g

What is “boiled alive cat”?

Cook: “[The cat] cannot be completely beaten to death, [because] it also needs to be boiled a little, this is what ‘live cooked cat’ is.”

Why do so many people like eating cat?

Cat eater: Eating cat meat can cure asthma, is a health supplement [something eaten for health benefits].

A stray cat wholesale market has over a thousand cats packed into metal cages.

Caged cats to be sold for their meat.

The majority of the cat trade is sold to Guangdong, because in Lingnan cuisine, Guangdong people [Cantonese] especially like to eat cat; It first became popular in the Chaozhou-Shantou region. Cat meat has been traditionally believed to be effective for helping a person’s yin and yang balance, whereas recorded in Guangdong Yue cuisine recipies is a dish called “Long hu dou” [literally, “dragon fighting tiger”. The reason why cat meat is held in esteem lies in the naive belief of its eaters that it has a “health supplementing/boosting” effect.

Caged cats in China, awaiting their fates to become food.

Heartbreaking innocent expressions, awaiting the fate of being eaten.

A cat having its fur removed and gutted.

Below is the process of cooking cats. Cat lovers, please prepare yourselves.

A “cat restaurant” cook holds up a white cat from the fur-removal machine.

To show what a good deal it is, a house cat with its fur removed is hung on a hook publicly to be weighed.

A cat being boiled alive and its internal organs removed.

Still breathing house cat put in boiling water and cooked alive.

Cook removes the internal organs of the “white cat”.

Dead cats in China, one hung on a hook by the jaw.
A woman roasts a cat's head with a torch. A chopped up cat.
Cantonese diners eating a cat stew, a paw still visible in the dish.

Do you see it? The cat’s paw is still in here.

Netizens urge each other to forward these photos and reports of cats being eaten in Guangzhou, China.

“Express” reporter also discovered in an interview: To guarantee the freshness of the cat meat, most cat meat restaurants have adopted “live cooked cat”, “beating”, and similar methods of slaughtering live cats. “The more suffering, the better the taste. Doing it like this is to ensure that the blood is fully soaked into the flesh, and that the flavor of the cat meat prepared tastes great.”

Those who have scrolled this far to read these words, please forward/repost this on, and pray for these shameless diners, because you [they, the diners] will suffer retribution in the future!!!

Comments from Tiexue:


Hey, it looks like it could be pretty fragrant/delicious…


Know why Western countries look down upon us Chinese people now?

Why European and American countries are hollering for Chinese people to get [out of their countries]?

Since we are working hard to join the world, why not reject some ugly eating habits??


Why can’t cat meat be eaten??? Who can give me a reason??? Cow, sheep, pig can all be eaten, why can’t cat and dogs be eaten???

I think aside from human meat, anything can be eaten!!!


Please do not engage in regional discrimination. Not all Cantonese people necessarily eat [this], right?


According to logic/reason, anything can be eaten, as this is animal instinct, [but] according to [personal] feelings, eating cat is indeed something I could not stomach. After all, [it] is the closest [animal] to humans, a member of the family.


I personally do not support eating cat, but that is just my personal habits/belief. There is no reason whatsoever that cats cannot be eaten. Humans are omnivores, so anything that is not poisonous can be eaten. Pigs, cows, sheep, fish, whatever are all life, so if we want to say it is cruel, everyone become vegetarian then. If we want to say it is life, then eat air. It doesn’t hurt life, and is definitely not cruel. You will have a good conscience then.


I don’t like to eat cat,

and also feel killing cats is cruel,

but if other people like to eat cats, then that is their freedom, just like us eating pigs.

However, killing a cat is one thing, abusing it to death is excessive.


It is okay to eat [cat], but one must eat with dignity!

Aren’t pigs, cows, and sheep all stunned before slaughtering these days?

Be a little more humane, as this [way of slaughtering] is indeed cruel!

[Those who] eat live monkey brain and stuff like that, are even more deserving of being struck down by heaven!


Cats are human’s companions, completely different from pigs, cows, sheep, and other animals used for meat.

There are also many poached wild animals that also should not be eaten.

Society should put an end to these uncivilized behaviors!


Who am I supposed to be afraid of? I’ve even eaten human placenta before. Humans are devils.


So sad, I’ve raised so many cats, and really like them.


Several years ago, there were reports saying something about people eating baby soup. Later, it was proven to be fake, a rumor created by an anti-China person. How authentic is this post?

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